HyperDic: deflation

English > 3 senses of the word deflation:
NOUNprocessdeflation(geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks / rocks being removed by the wind
processdeflationa contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices / prices
actdeflationthe act of letting the air out of something
deflation > pronunciation
Soundsdihfley'shahn
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English > deflation: 3 senses > noun 1, process
Meaning(geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks / rocks being removed by the wind.
Example"a constant deflation of the desert landscape"
CategorygeologyA science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks / rocks
Broadererosion, eroding, eating away, wearing, wearing away(geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
English > deflation: 3 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningA contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices / prices.
Broadereconomic processAny process affecting the production and development and management of material wealth
OppositedisinflationA reduction of prices / prices intended to improve the balance of payments
inflation, rising pricesA general and progressive increase / increase in prices / prices
Spanishcontracción, deflación
Catalandeflació
Adjectivesdeflationaryassociated with or tending to cause decreases in consumer prices or increases / increases in the purchasing power of money
Verbsdeflatereduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices
deflateproduce deflation in
English > deflation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of letting the air out of something.
Broaderdecrease, diminution, reduction, step-downThe act of decreasing or reducing something
OppositeinflationThe act of filling something with air
Spanishdeflación
Catalandeflació
Verbsdeflatebecome deflated or flaccid, as by losing air
deflaterelease contained air or gas from
deflatecollapse by releasing contained air or gas

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